Pictured left to right are Rev. John Muir, Pastor of St. Rose; Most Rev. Thomas J Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix; and Beverly McCarty and Alanna Bush, Co-Presidents of St. Rose Conference of St. Vincent de Paul.
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Food pantry for needy families planned for Anthem

Staff Report~ 11/12/2014

ANTHEM – St. Rose Catholic church will be constructing a food pantry on the grounds to help provide food for families in need.

The new Pantry will be on the campus of the Catholic Community of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and the Mission of the Good Shepherd. The Food Pantry will be constructed and managed by the St. Rose Conference of St. Vincent de Paul to provide temporary emergency subsistence for families who are suffering. The Diocese of Phoenix approved the Food Pantry for Anthem. Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, approved the property lease.

Construction is slated to begin in two months. To earn funds for the construction and operation of their new Pantry, the St. Vincent de Paul Conference of St Rose Community is staging the Second Annual 5K Race/Walk by Friends of the Poor on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. You can register for this race Four Peaks Racing www.4peaksracing.com.

For more information on the planned food pantry, see www.stroseparishaz.org.